History Comicbook / TheMask

6th Jan '17 12:22:02 AM WickedIcon
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* AmusingInjuries: Subverted. Big Head's shtick includes re-creating cartoony injuries like SquashedFlat, TorsoWithAView, etc. -- but with realistic amounts of blood and pain.

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* AmusingInjuries: Subverted. [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]]. Big Head's shtick includes re-creating cartoony injuries like SquashedFlat, TorsoWithAView, etc. -- etc; when they happen to him, it's played straight, but when they happen to ''other people'' it's subverted with realistic amounts of blood and pain.pain. However, even some of the latter is played for BlackComedy.
3rd Jan '17 7:37:47 PM Lloigor
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* CallBack: In the original 4-part series, a 2-page spread of a laughing Kellaway!Big Head's vigilante spree in action. A near identical spread shows up again in ''Lobo VS Mask'' when Lobo is wearing it.

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* CallBack: In the original 4-part series, a 2-page spread of a laughing Kellaway!Big Head's vigilante spree in action. A near identical spread shows up again in ''Lobo VS Mask'' ''Lobo/Mask'' when Lobo is wearing it.



* StableTimeLoop: ''Lobo VS Mask''. [[spoiler:Lobo is hired to hunt down the "Ultimate Bastich", a being that destroyed numerous planets and killed billions. He's led to Earth, the last known location and finds Big Head, who, after a lengthy fight, admits it was his last wearer. After a lengthier galactic hunt, Lobo takes the Mask himself, ends up going through a wormhole, and after being offended by a child's crayon drawing, obliterates numerous worlds. He'd been hired to hunt himself.]] The loop was broken at the end of the issue, however.

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* StableTimeLoop: ''Lobo VS Mask''.''Lobo/Mask''. [[spoiler:Lobo is hired to hunt down the "Ultimate Bastich", a being that destroyed numerous planets and killed billions. He's led to Earth, the last known location and finds Big Head, who, after a lengthy fight, admits it was his last wearer. After a lengthier galactic hunt, Lobo takes the Mask himself, ends up going through a wormhole, and after being offended by a child's crayon drawing, obliterates numerous worlds. He'd been hired to hunt himself.]] The loop was broken at the end of the issue, however.



* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Kellaway in The Mask Returns. He gets shot down by mobsters while trying to find the Mask, but isn't killed. The rest we see of him is unconscious in a hospital bed, but he gets better for the next story arc.]]

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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler:Kellaway in The ''The Mask Returns.Returns''. He gets shot down by mobsters while trying to find the Mask, but isn't killed. The rest we see of him is unconscious in a hospital bed, but he gets better for the next story arc.]]
3rd Jan '17 7:30:42 PM Lloigor
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** ''The Mask Strikes Back'' series, which was made shortly after the film, tones down the violence to a more cartoon like fashion. Also, unlike the other wearers of the Mask the four kids don't use it for revenge and take it off before they become AxCrazy.

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** ''The Mask Strikes Back'' series, which was made shortly after the film, tones down the violence to a more cartoon like cartoon-like fashion. Also, unlike the other wearers of the Mask the four kids don't use it for revenge and take it off before they become AxCrazy.
3rd Jan '17 7:28:52 PM Lloigor
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--> "Who's laughing now?"

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--> "Who's ''"Who's laughing now?"now?"''



[[caption-width-right:250:'Big head' [[DarkerAndEdgier is not as harmless]] [[Film/TheMask as you remember it]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:250:'Big head' [[caption-width-right:250:"Big Head" [[DarkerAndEdgier is not as harmless]] [[Film/TheMask as you remember it]]]]
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15th Sep '16 2:02:55 AM PaulA
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* RecursiveAdaptation: As well as the aforementioned ''The Mask Strikes Back'' there was also ''The Mask: Official Movie Adaptation'' and ''Adventures of the Mask'' which was based on [[WesternAnimation/TheMask the animated series]] which took more inspiration from the Jim Carrey movie.
15th Sep '16 1:57:49 AM PaulA
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* DarkActionGirl: Kathy when she gets the mask, although since she's up against the mob and takes the mask off before she loses complete control, the "dark" part is somewhat debatable. The assassin from ''TheHuntForGreenOctober'' is a more straight example.

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Kathy when she gets the mask, although since she's up against the mob and takes the mask off before she loses complete control, the "dark" part is somewhat debatable. debatable.
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The assassin from ''TheHuntForGreenOctober'' ''The Hunt for Green October'' is a more straight example.
15th Sep '16 1:52:37 AM XenMon2
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* DarkActionGirl: Kathy when she gets the mask, although since she's up against the mob and takes the mask off before she loses complete control, the "dark" part is somewhat debatable. The assassin from ''TheHuntForGreenOctober'' is a more straight example.


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* TakingYouWithMe: A heavily injured Nazi tries to pull this on Big Head using an ExplosiveBarrel. Subverted: Big Head, being immortal, is left unscathed, so all it ends up doing is killing him and his wounded, but still living, comrades. [[TooDumbToLive Exactly why he thought this would work is unclear]], given how they'd previously shot Big Head with a ''missile barrage'' to no effect.
* ThoseWackyNazis: A group of neo-Nazis show up to claim the Mask in ''The Hunt For Green October''. Goes about as well for them as you'd expect.
--> '''Big Head''': [[WouldHitAGirl "I know you're never supposed to hit a lady, but then again, you're no lady - you're a lousy Nazi!"]]


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* WouldHitAGirl: Naturally.
10th Apr '16 4:05:41 PM MattP5557
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** The Mask: World Tour which features where Bighead travels through {{ComicBook/ComicsGreatestWorld}}
*** Ghost also made an appearance in an issue of ''Adventures of the Mask''.


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* LegacyCharacter


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* RecursiveAdaptation: As well as the aforementioned ''The Mask Strikes Back'' there was also ''The Mask: Official Movie Adaptation'' and ''Adventures of the Mask'' which was based on [[WesternAnimation/TheMask the animated series]] which took more inspiration from the Jim Carrey movie.
10th Apr '16 3:24:47 PM PaulA
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* BullyHunter[=/=]HeWhoFightsMonsters: Everyone who wears the wears the mask can arguably be considered this but "The Hunt for Green October" features a [[PapaWolf father killing all his daughters bullies]].
* BlackComedy[=/=]LaughablyEvil: Big Head might be a killer who does things to people that may lead to a MoralEventHorizon, but he is funny while doing it.

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* BullyHunter[=/=]HeWhoFightsMonsters: Everyone who wears the wears the mask can arguably be considered this but BullyHunter: "The Hunt for Green October" features a [[PapaWolf father killing all his daughters daughter's bullies]].
* BlackComedy[=/=]LaughablyEvil: Big Head might be a killer who does things to people that may lead to a MoralEventHorizon, but he is funny while doing it.BlackComedy


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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Several characters have donned the mask with the intention of using its powers only for good, but Big Head's personality always takes over sooner or later.


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* LaughablyEvil: Big Head might be a killer who does things to people that may lead to a MoralEventHorizon, but he is funny while doing it.
10th Apr '16 12:45:11 PM MattP5557
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* BullyHunter[=/=]HeWhoFightsMonsters: Everyone who wears the wears the mask can arguably be considered this but "The Hunt for Green October" features a [[PapaWolf father killing all his daughters bullies]].
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